Swan Funeral Home

825 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT


Richard W Jordan Sr.

April 8, 1937August 8, 2020

On August 8, 2020, Richard W. Jordan Sr., passed away peacefully. He was the loving husband of Mary D. Jordan of Madison, CT. for 58 years. Father of Laurie Ann Jordan (Jon Van Cleft) of Stratford, CT. and Richard W. Jordan Jr. (Joanne Jordan) of Guilford, CT.

Rich was born April 8, 1937 in Groton, CT., son of the late William and Mary Jordan. He was a veteran of the U.S.A.F., having served 4 years active duty as a geodetic surveyor, then served 2 years in the reserves. He was a graduate of the Milwaukee School or Engineering Class of 1962. He started his 40-year Metals Industry career as a research engineer for the Metals Research Labs of Olin Corporation in New Haven, then served as technical advisor for the Olin Corporation Brass Division. He then became the Market Planning and Development Manager of Somers Thin Strip, a division of Olin Corporation during his 15-year tenure there. He was a founding partner & Vice President for The Metal Center, Inc. from 1977-1982. In 1982, he became the east coast manager for Plessey Precision Metals, Inc. of Los Angeles, California.

For 14 years, he developed the East Coast market for light gauge stainless steel and hi-temp strip. As a member of the AIME and ASM, he wrote and published papers on Kirdendall Diffusion and marketing of thin gauge copper and stainless-steel strip. He became President of Metallurgical Market Consultants in 1996 and retired from the metals industry in 2002. Rich was a member of the American Legion Post 135 of Naples, Fl. He served on the board of Shear Creations Inc. for 25 years.

Rich enjoyed deep sea fishing and was president of “Mr. J Inc.”, a charter boat fishing entity. He was U.S. Merchant Marine Officer for 30 years.

In lieu of floral arrangements, donations may be made to the NRA, Madison Ambulance, or The Salvation Army. Private funeral is at family’s convenience. The Swan Funeral Home oversees all arrangements.


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Richard W Jordan Sr.

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Mary Beatrice

September 18, 2020

Dear Mary & Family,
Just heard the sad news of your Husband passing. Prayers to you and your Family. May he Rest In Peace.
Mary Beatrice.

Christopher Polson

September 14, 2020

Mary, Ricky & Laurie,

So very sorry to hear about your loss. Our family here in NZ want to extend our deepest condolences during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.

Chris, Paula & the girls

Tara Flynn Norman

September 2, 2020

I am sorry to read about Mr. Jordans passing. He was the man who accepted me on his baseball team when it was not norm. He allowed me to peruse my ambitions regardless of the obstacles. May he Rest In Peace.

Cathy LaCasse

August 21, 2020

Mary and family...my thoughts and prayers during this time. Aunt Judy called me and told me about Richard....so sorry and my strength to you at this time.

Eileen Jones

August 14, 2020

What a fun memory we have of Richard on our summer vacations to Wisconsin. He always was the life of the party when the guys went to celebrate. We can also see him enjoying the waters in Naples, Florida from the 10th floor of his condo. We will all miss his smiles and his sense of humor.


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